Gamma Log At Valles Caldera - Redondo Geothermal Area (Rowley, Et Al., 1987)
Exploration Activity: Gamma Log At Valles Caldera - Redondo Geothermal Area (Rowley, Et Al., 1987)
|Exploration Activity Details|
|Location||Valles Caldera - Redondo Geothermal Area|
|Exploration Technique||Gamma Log|
|Activity Date||1984 - 1984|
A series of core holes were drilled from 1984 to 1988 as a part of the Continental Scientific Drilling Program (CSDP) to better understand the stratigraphy, structure, hydrothermal alteration, and subsurface architecture of the Valles caldera. Several authors have reported results from these core holes, including Goff et al. (1986, 1987), Gardner et al. (1987, 1989), Hulen & Nielson (1985), Hulen et al. (1988, 1989), Musgrave et al. (1989), Rowley et al. (1987), Shevenell et al. (1988), and Starquist (1988).
A series of geophysical logs were collected from the VC-1 core hole. Surveys were conducted over the course of two logging sessions, and included gamma ray, caliper, density, single-point resistivity, self-potential, temperature, and thermal neutron logs. A shallow section of the hole was logged prior to casing. Because of unstable hole conditions, logging of the deeper sections of the hole had to be done through the drilling rods or below the suspended pipe in intervals. Data were obtained as the logging tool was drawn out of the hole. The qualitative value of this log ranges from good to excellent, but the quantitative value of the log is unknown due to lack of calibration before/after logging and lack of a repeat run.
- John C. Rowley, Ward Hawkins, Jamie N. Gardner (1987) Drilling Report- First CSDP (Continental Scientific Drilling Program) Thermal Regimes Core Hole Project at Valles Caldera, New Mexico (VC-1)
- Jamie N. Gardner, Fraser E. Goff, Sue Goff, Larry Maassen, K. Mathews, Daniel Wachs, D. Wilson (1987) Core Lithology, Valles Caldera No. 1, New Mexico